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Letter: Ideological Differences

To the Editor:

Del. David Englin exhorts us to “Put Pragmatism Over Ideology” so as to not “balance the budget on the backs of the poor.” But an attitude against “balancing the budget on the backs of the poor” is no less an “ideology” than that of the “no tax pledge” contingent. Increasing taxes to fund health, education, welfare and social services for children, many of whose parents are not legally present in the country, and the poor, many of whom are not legally present, is no less ideological nor more pragmatic than not doing so to hold the line on taxes when the economy is already very weak. Why not retitle Delegate Englin’s Richmond Report, “Put My Ideology Over Their Ideology.”

Dino Drudi

Alexandria